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Marsh Lecture

Thanks to the generous gift of Howard R. Marsh, our department is home to the Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism. Each year, the department hires a mid-career journalist or academic who studies journalism to fill this endowed chair. The Marsh Professor teaches two classes based on their expertise and gives a public lecture based on their research and experience in the journalism field.




In the aftermath of a tragedy, journalists leave. The event transitioned from news to normality.
The trauma lingers and sediments among survivors and citizens. The silence we, journalists, inflict is a type of violence that neglects communities that suffer. The news’ chain production normalizes the trauma. Let’s discuss a proposal to stop the cycle.


Lecture Presented By Ana Avila.